What is the value of the Master of Science in Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is part of primary health care, as clearly prescribed by the World Health Organization. We are therefore obliged to pursue a high academic level, on the one hand to give patients the assurance that osteopathy treatments are safe and efficient, complementary to classical medicine and on the other hand to demonstrate to other health care professionals that osteopathy and its practice are scientifically based. If doctors, dentists, physiotherapists and other health care professions are trained at master's level, osteopathy training must be at the same level. IAO students and graduates recognize the importance of academizing osteopathy. In Belgium, the report of the Knowledge Center KCE (Ministry of Health) refers to two academic courses: ULB and IAO. It is only the IAO training that also follows the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy and thereby respects the osteopathic principles.

Osteopathy is primary care...

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